2018, July

Farm update – 7/8/2018

A full week into July now, and we're starting to pull up zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and even tomatoes that have produced all they care to this season. Despite that, we continue to bring in colorful harvests daily, thanks to the steady production of okra, eggplants, and peppers, including our new lunchbox snacking peppers. These small,… Continue reading Farm update – 7/8/2018

2018, July

Farm update – 7/1/2018

Although normally this blog is dedicated to our weekly farm activities, we're going to veer slightly off topic this week. My life basically revolves around plants, both at my "real" job where I study the native plants of the longleaf pine ecosystem, and on the farm where I cultivate, harvest, and consume a wide variety… Continue reading Farm update – 7/1/2018

2018, June

Farm update – 6/24/2018

As I was photographing the peanut beds this week, capturing the first flowers, I realized that I pretty much take the same photos year after year. I guess I never grow tired of seeing the first potato/okra/peanut/etc. flower, nor the first baby peppers and tomatoes, and so much more. It's part of the magic of… Continue reading Farm update – 6/24/2018

2018, June

Farm update – 6/17/2018

This week has brought archetypal summer weather: heat and humidity, briefly broken by scattered afternoon thunderstorms, followed by even higher humidity and heat. Some of the storms haven't been so brief, and some have been heavy, so we've actually picked up quite a bit of rain this week and are getting a couple of days… Continue reading Farm update – 6/17/2018

2018, June

Farm update – 6/10/2018

After nearly five months in operation, we're just about ready to close down¬† the greenhouse for summer. Now that we have a germination heating mat, we'll probably start planting up to a month earlier to give things like broccoli and cauliflower a longer greenhouse growing period before being planted outside.¬†That means for the next six… Continue reading Farm update – 6/10/2018